Mon August 25, 2014
NAACP Forum on Police Relations in Wicomico County
The Wicomico Branch of the NAACP will be holding a forum on police conduct.
It comes in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
It is to be held at the Chipman Cultural Center Thursday evening with goals to engage citizens in developing strategies to deal with charges of police misconduct as well as sustaining the relationship between police and the community.
In addition, the meeting hopes to address racial profiling.
Charles Phillips, a conciliation specialist at the Community Relations Service, will facilitate the forum.
The idea of a police oversight board was raised by Chapter President Mary Ashanti in June as the result of three police-involved shooting in Wicomico County earlier this year.
Two of them were fatal.
Police Chief Barbara Duncan and Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton told the Salisbury Daily Times that they would wait to comment until after the forum was held.